Librarian (21/22 LIB 01)

  • California State University (CSU) Bakersfield
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Library Services

Job Description

Position #: 21/22 LIB 01

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian

Type: Full-time / Temporary
Academic Year: 2021/2022
Available: Immediately

Location: Walter W. Stiern Library
Contact: Eileen Montoya
Phone: (661)654-3042 | Email:

Deadline: The position is open until filled. For best consideration, applications are due by March 19, 2021.

Position Description: The Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian, for a temporary one-year contract appointment. This position is designed to support the Walter Stiern Library's goals for inclusive excellence and student success. The candidate will work collaboratively to deliver reference and instruction across campus. The candidate will participate in CSUB's efforts to engage minoritized and/or underrepresented communities; CSUB is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

As an integral member of the Library, this position demonstrates a desire to support services and student success initiatives related to library-campus engagement. While the position will begin working remotely, the incumbent in this position may be required to assist in transitioning library services back to on-campus delivery.

The successful candidate must demonstrate cultural fluency, awareness of the needs of underrepresented and/or minoritized populations, knowledge of contemporary trends in critical librarianship and/or social and economic justice, and a demonstrated potential for achievement in library-student engagement.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:
• Work collaboratively with students, staff, and faculty across campus to support student success and other initiatives related to CSUB.
• Provide research assistance, subject orientations, and collection development.
• Provide assistance at public service points and/or online.
• Actively participate in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments, and in library activities and events.
• Deliver information literacy instruction.
• Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
Also, other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.
• ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Experience and/or coursework in providing excellent reference, instruction, and public service to diverse populations.
• Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing environments.
• Independent problem-solving and decision making.
• Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library users in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Relevant library experience.
• Experience or interest in Open Educational Resources (OER).
• Familiarity and understanding of library technology and library content management systems.
• Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

• The position is open until filled. For best consideration, Applications are due by March 19, 2021. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to Prior to hiring, official transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation will be required.
• Please include a statement of your contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement should include information on how you currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through teaching, research, and service at CSUB.

Commitment to Diversity: The Walter W. Stiern Library within the Division of Academic Affairs at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body."

Department Information: The Walter W. Stiern Library opened in 1994 and is the largest building nearly on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. The 150,000 square-foot building houses nearly half a million volumes and provides electronic access to thousands of periodical titles via its computer terminals. Patrons can also watch DVDs, videos, or listen to CDs on library equipment. The Library is managed and operated by 23 staff members and faculty librarians. The Library also maintains a branch library at the CSUB Antelope Valley campus in Lancaster. The Dean of Libraries oversees all operations and services.

University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).

CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at:

EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or covered veterans' status.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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